Four Newcastle Falcons signings who were meant to be the business…but weren’t

Newcastle Falcons have occasionally suffered misfortune in the transfer market when it comes to exciting signings that ultimately proved disappointing.

We’ve gone from the inception of the Premiership in 1997/98 because, as you all know, that’s when club rugby ‘started’.

1. Todd Clever

After playing professional rugby in New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan over a nearly decade long career Todd Clever will finally get a taste of European rugby after signing with the Falcons in 2015. The 76-cap USA international never really got going at Kingston Park, staying for just one season, making only six appearances.